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Imelda Marcos' jewelry return hits snag

MANILA, Philippines, June 16 (UPI) -- The Philippine Justice Department says there may be a barrier to returning an estimated $310 million in jewelry to former first lady Imelda Marcos.

Aquino agrees to undergo colon surgery

MANILA, Philippines, May 1 (UPI) -- Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philippines, has agreed to undergo surgery to remove a portion of her colon afflicted with cancer, an aide says.

Convicted killers freed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Two men convicted of killing former Filipino Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. were released from prison Friday after their sentences were commuted, an official says

Aquino apologizes to Estrada -- or not

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Corazon Aquino has upset some allies by apologizing to another former president of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, officials said.

Corazon Aquino has cancer, says family

MANILA, Philippines, March 24 (UPI) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, 74, has been diagnosed with colon cancer, her daughter said Monday.

Rally calls for Philippines Arroyo to quit

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands rallied in Manila Friday in a religion-tinged protest calling for Philippines President Gloria de Arroyo to resign, it was reported.
Arroyo rejects call to resign amid scandal

Arroyo rejects call to resign amid scandal

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo rejected a former president's call to resign, saying it wouldn't solve a brewing political crisis.

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WASHINGTON: Philippine President Corazon Aquino on Capitol Hill on November 9. 1989. (UPI Photo/Cliff Owen/Files)
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Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office. Aquino was also the first popularly and democratically-elected female president and head of state in Asia. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. "Tita (Auntie) Cory", as she was affectionately known, is revered by many Filipinos as an icon of democracy and was hailed by TIME Magazine in 1986 as its 'Woman of the Year.'

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the popular opposition leader and staunchest critic of then President Ferdinand Marcos. Senator Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines after three years in exile in the United States.

After her husband's assassination, the widowed Aquino became the reluctant leader of the opposition against the authoritarian rule of the Marcos regime. She united the fragmented opposition and strengthened its moral crusade against the abuses and excesses of President Marcos' martial rule. In late 1985, when President Marcos called for a snap election, Cory Aquino challenged his regime. Aquino thrust herself into the political arena after one million signatures urging her to run for president were presented to her.

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